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Why are files under $ORACLE_HOME owned by root user? (Doc ID 461144.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 20, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.1.0.2 to 19.3.0.0.0 [Release 10.1 to 18]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Linux x86-64
HP Tru64 UNIX
Oracle Solaris on x86 (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
IBM AIX on POWER Systems (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
Linux x86
***Checked for relevance on 19-Mar-2013***

Goal

Why are the following files/directories owned by the superuser, i.e. root ?

/var/tmp/.oracle
$ORACLE_HOME/bin/nmo
$ORACLE_HOME/bin/nmb
$ORACLE_HOME/bin/extjob
$ORACLE_HOME/bin/oradism


Solution

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